Philippine passport holders who intend to visit or work in Korea are required to secure a visa at the Consular Office.
Visa classifications are as follows:
- Temporary Visitor’s Visa (Tourist/Business)
- Transit Visa for Seafarers
- Holders of Confirmation of Visa Issuance number from Korea’s Ministry of Justice.
Temporary Visitor's Visa may be granted a regular period of stay for 59 days, and if requested, maximum period of stay for 90 days. Transit Visa for Seafarers is granted period of stay for 59 days. For those who have Confirmation of Visa Issuance number, the period of stay will depend on the approved length of stay from the Ministry of Justice in Korea.
For all those who wish to apply for a Korean visa, they must comply the list of requirements.
Required documents depend on the applicant’s occupation and purpose of visit to Korea.
For Philippine Passport holders:
59 days (or less) stay in Korea -- GRATIS
60 to 90 days stay in Korea -- PHP2,000.00
More than 90 days stay in Korea (not applicable for tourist visa)
Single Entry -- PHP3,000.00
Multiple Entry -- PHP4,500.00
American Passport holders -- PHP2,250.00
Foreign nationals in the Philippines applying for a tourist visa -- PHP2,000.00
*Fees may differ for some nationalites
After completing the required documents, applicants may file their applications at the Visa window from 9:00-11 am only, every Monday to Friday. Please arrive before 10:30 am to allow time for processing. This is on a first come, first serve basis. No appointment is needed.
Representative may file the applications as long as the documents are complete.
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Processing takes 7 working days. This may be extended though, depending on the Consul’s decision.
Releasing time is only from 2-4 pm.
Applicants, are advised to personally claim their visas. An interview with the Consul may be required before the result of the application is given. E-6 Applicants/Entertainers, must personally appear for an interview before the visa can be issued.
Applicants may file their applications at the Visa window from 9:00-11 am only. Please arrive before 10:30 am to allow time for processing.
Releasing time is from 2-4 pm only.
For family applications, documents for proof of relationship is a must. (eg. Marriage Contract, Birth Certificate)
Family applications should be filed together at the same window, at the same time. Representative may file the visa applications of all family members.
Validity of visa is only 3 months from the issue date. Do not apply more than 3 months prior to the date of travel.
Visa processing takes 7 working days.
There is no expedite processing.
Apply for visa prior to purchasing your airline tickets since visa issuance is subject for approval of the consul in charge.
Please print the attached application form with A4 size paper.
Visa exemptions are as follows:
If using Philippine Official and Diplomatic Passport.
If transiting only and going to the U.S., Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. But must not stay beyond 30 days and with confirmed onward ticket to the 3rd country.
If Nationality is among the list of those exempted from securing a visa. For information, or list of these nationalities, you may visit the website.
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For further inquiries or clarifications regarding visa matters, you may contact us at
Telephone Number +63-32-231-1516~9